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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Hornaday Has Big Night At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C.  – Ron Hornaday Jr. emerged victorious from a Camping World Truck Series race that was run under threatening skies and saw three front-runners knocked out by crashes.
Hornaday gave much of the credit for his win to his crew and the preparation and testing they did beforehand, such as […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off on Hornaday Has Big Night At Lowe’s
Cory Mac Leads Qualifiers in Bristol
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Cory McClenathan, Ashley Force Hood, and Mike Edwards were fastest in their categories during qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on Friday.
If McClenathan’s 3.874 holds through tomorrow’s two sessions in Top Fuel, it would give him the 33rd No. 1 start of his career.
McClenathan’s run capped a spectacular nighttime session in […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 21:39 | Comments Off on Cory Mac Leads Qualifiers in Bristol
Johnson Again On Top At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. –  Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s-sponsored No. 48 Chevrolet hit another high note at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Johnson and his car won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint All-Star race. Seeing Johnson and his car out front at the team’s home track is nothing new. He has five wins and two poles […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Johnson Again On Top At Lowe’s
Truck Qualifying Washed Out
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C., – Kyle Busch got another “1” by his name in the record book on Friday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. When qualifying for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race, the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, was rained out after 21 of 39 entrants had run against the clock, he […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Truck Qualifying Washed Out
It’s The End Of The Road, Era For Bernsteins And Bud
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brandon Bernstein felt odd as he left Gateway International Raceway two weeks ago. Empty, kind of. And not just because he left the NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals there without a Wally.
Bernstein felt the kind of oddness which comes with the breakup of a 30-year-old partnership.
It was announced in March that […]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 12:29 | Comments Off on It’s The End Of The Road, Era For Bernsteins And Bud
Crafton’s Biggest High Was At Lowe’s
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. –  The first lap of Camping World Truck Series practice on Friday morning at Lowe’s Motor Speedway was special for Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet.
“When I went around the track for the first time since I’ve been to Victory Lane here… it was like, man, […]

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Stewart Haas Making Hendrick Look Super
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Hendrick Motorsports and its affiliated teams continue to build strength as the Sprint Cup season rolls along. Saturday’s win at Darlington by Mark Martin was the fifth in the past six races for a Hendrick or Hendrick-affiliated team.
Six of the first seven finishers in the Southern 500 were Hendrick related […]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 21:25 | Comments Off on Stewart Haas Making Hendrick Look Super
Servia Celebrates New Ride With Fast Laps
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Driving with a sense of relief, Oriol Servia turned his first laps of the month around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday as the second week of practice cranked up for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Servia, named to drive the No. 17 Rahal Letterman DAFCA Special Dallara/Honda on Wednesday, was fastest among […]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 21:20 | Comments Off on Servia Celebrates New Ride With Fast Laps
Ingram: Drug Tests Put NASCAR In Tough Spot
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Stock car racing has come a long way since the days of binge drinking the night before races, bourbon in water jugs, cigarette lighters on the dashboard, amphetamines in the tool box or smelling salts taped to the dash.
One might say its a brave new world, because drug testing has […]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 13:19 | Comments Off on Ingram: Drug Tests Put NASCAR In Tough Spot
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Brooklyn, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway will host the second edition of MIS Live!, a series of Web-based teleconferences with race fans and speedway campers, Wednesday, May 20, on Ustream.com.
The first of four teleconferences focused on “veteran” campers. The upcoming session, beginning at 7 p.m., will feature first-time campers and last about an hour. Sessions […]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 10:05 | Comments Off on MIS Live! Continues Programming